Unicorne Beads are individually handcrafted in the USA by a network of highly skilled glassblowers. These beads are fashioned in a torch flame by a process called “lampworking”. Unlike most beads, which are made from ordinary or “soft” glass, Unicorne Beads are created from “hard” or borosilicate glass. Only the finest imported glass from Europe and the United States is used. Many of the colored glass is custom mixed. Borosilicate glass is worked at much higher temperatures than ordinary glass and then kiln annealed at over 1000 degrees which makes for a stronger more durable product. The higher temperatures are also responsible for the rich natural colors characteristic of Unicorne borosilicate glass beads.
S U R P R I S E !
SURPRISE! Did you hear?!? All thing green are 20% off at Star’s Beads this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! That means tourmaline, peridot, green amethyst…Mmmm so yummy and delicious! Expires March 19th, 2017.
The Bead Study meets weekly @ Star’s Beads at 11:00 am until someone is looking for you!
Meet local people to discuss design ideas, tips and techniques.
Wednesday March 22nd @ 11am
*Bring your beads, bring your buddies, and bring a snack!
Amethyst is your power this month. It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz, and was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered.
Its name derives from the Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. It is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability.
Join us this holiday weekend for some fun classes or just to enjoy some eye candy. Lots of cool treasures from Tucson and an open work table to get those projects finished because you know you are always missing just that ONE thing! Have a beady day!
Its the weekend we wait for all year because for jewelers across the world, its like Christmas in February! Kay & John have returned from the largest gem show in the world and have searched for the newest things in our industry this year. Be sure to see their findings starting TOMORROW for the debut weekend! Just in time to treat for yourself this Valentine’s day!
Home for the holidays? Join Star’s Beads for WIRE WEEK! There is a great variety of wire classes being offered NEXT week. It’s a perfect outing especially if you have family in town.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Bring your friends and family in by the end of the year and get a free beading magazine! *Limited one per purchase until supplies last!
We will be open normal business hours with the following exceptions:
Christmas Eve – 10am – 3pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
Shop, snack and create with Indoor Girl!
Join us for LATE NIGHT Friday December 2 and party with our POP UP Holiday Shop with Indoor Girl, G’ann Zeiger! There will be make & take projects, snacks and holiday gift shopping!
Can’t make it? No worries! You can still shop online and get free shipping if you order during the show hours (5pm-9pm). www.indoorgirl.etsy.com
Shop & Learn with Dale of PaleFire Designs
Friday December 16th (6pm – 9pm)
Join local artist and instructor, Dale Feuer, to some beautiful ready to pick up items that can make your gift giving a whole lot easier. Invite those men you know and you can come too! Dale will be doing some demos to help you use those left overs you have sitting around at home. See the classes she is teaching the next day too, she is sure to inspire and motivate!
POP UP Shop & Snack with Thirty One! Pick out smart solutions to keep your home organized and beautiful. Pack more into your mornings with items that will see your whole family through the day and find the perfect bag to help you be the best you can be at home and on the go! Great solutions for organizing your beads are available too!